Bishan flat sells for $1.05m

The million-dollar flat at Block 192, Bishan Street 13 was sold earlier this month, data from the HDB showed. -My Paper

CPF Board recovers $378.2 million in CPF arrears

The CPF arrears recovered were from underpayment, non-payment and late payment of CPF contributions by employers. -AsiaOne

Singapore posts largest decline in financial literacy across Asia Pacific

Singapore was previously ranked second in the region, sliding four index points to score 68 index points in financial literacy. -AsiaOne

S'pore may fall behind without job, skills boost

Singapore, which has been praised for its exceptional economic performance over the past few decades, should take the lead in certain areas. -My Paper

Dance studio start-up first to offer Autism Movement Therapy in Singapore

"We are young and still rather new to all this. Although we are both trained dancers and educators, we still ask each other questions like, 'Am I a good boss? I'm still too young to be a boss'. " -AsiaOne

Harm done by 'spoofing' trades is no joke

SGX needs to ringfence system from rogue traders. -ST

Big luxury condos: A rare species

Despite falling supply, prices have slipped but their market fundamentals remain sound. -BT

Thai export sector needs structural changes, economists warn

Overseas interests were not given the assurance needed to put more foreign direct investment (FDI). -The Nation/ANN

Swee Say endorses Chan Chun Sing as the best man for labour chief job

He says new NTUC sec-gen has the right qualities, and his relatively short stint as member of the labour movement not an issue -BT

Indonesia eyes billions of dollars in green investments

To support the growth, the government has provided a number of facilities, both fiscal and non-fiscal. -Jakarta Post/ANN

Trans-Sulawesi railway project to begin soon, using Chinese tracks

The government had also decided to import railway tracks from China for delivery in September. -Jakarta Post/ANN

Indonesia govt remains undecided over high-speed rail project

China and Japan were eyeing the project and would be given an equal opportunity to win the right to construct the link. -Jakata Post/ANN

'Indonesia still needs World Bank, but does not want to be dictated'

Indonesia has a clear stance, but the government will not refuse aid from the western bank. -Jakarta Post/ANN

Low yields forcing more risk on retirement system, says RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia said the low yields made people on the cusp of retirement much worse off than those a decade ago. -Reuters

5 main SME Centres to provide greater support in human capital development

The government has expanded the services available at the SME Centres and introduced a HR shared services initiative to support SMEs in human capital development from May 1, 2015 onwards. -AsiaOne
 

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Preservation groups, activists raise concerns

Wildlife preservation groups and animal activists are dismayed at news that a Batam property developer wants to build homes around a lagoon filled with captive dolphins. -ST